When i was young I took part in the cruel hobby of collecting butterflies. We spent many days and night chasing after them with our little nets and jars. Now days, I of course much prefer to see them flying than being pinned down in a cardboard case. I have … (read more)
When i was young I took part in the cruel hobby of collecting butterflies. We spent many days and night chasing after them with our little nets and jars. Now days, I of course much prefer to see them flying than being pinned down in a cardboard case. I have always inpsired by their beauty and their strange biology, moths especially were something that i found extremely fascinating.
Moths like their cousins butterflies go through a complete metamorphosis during their life time from eggs to caterpillars, into a cocoon and finally to adult moths. In this process they breakdown almost all of their tissue before it is reassembled to make their final form. This drawing began in the summer but, like a real moth stay in their cocoon to complete their journey into an adult, this one was left hidden in a folder for months until i picked it up to finish it. While the drawing process itself takes a long time, a lot of the art happens between the physical action.
While butterfly is a symbol for the day, the moth is a creature of the night and is thought to represent the darker side of our personality. The expression “Like a moth into a flame” describes the fatal attraction to things like money, fame or perhaps a wrong person. This strange creature with its eyes wide open is just about to emerge from its casing, ready to take flight for its dance in the moonlight. The full glory or the horror of its appearance is left for the imagination of the viewer.
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Damn, i love this stuff
Thank you very much!
Always, thank you :)
Thank you Shivansh!
Love your work! A lot of mystery and depth in each of them!
Thank you so much!
creepy, love it
Love it so much Mikko!
Thank ou Oguz!
Intricate and ominous.
Still one of my most favorites 👍
Glad to hear that Reinhard
This piece is AMAZING! :)
Thanks Ceren :)
Amazing artworks !! I love them
Thank you Gala!
Absolutely love your artwork! I have a long and special history with bugs and small creatures too, they are fascinating...Am working on a butterfly themed piece (after witnessing metamorphosis live on my balcony in the middle of the night last summer!) at the moment and when I saw this artwork I immediately loved it, dark and fascinating. Also, thanks for the description that goes with it, super interesting to read. All the best with your future creations, I'll be following them with pleasure :-)
Thank you very much Tata. Nature is so wonderful and inspiring, i'm very happy you got to witness such an event. I will gladly accept your offer on this one and wish you good luck with yours, i will gladly see it once it done.
Love the idea and the dark design Mikko:)
Thank you George!